Lydia Tsvangirai, the mother of the late former Prime Minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared that she does not want to see her son’s widow Elizabeth Macheka and MDC-T Acting President Nelson Chamisa at her son’s burial. Tsvangirai is expected to be buried on Tuesday in his rural home of Buhera after he died from colon cancer on Wednesday. Lydia went on to threaten to commit suicide if her wishes are defied.
In a candid moment which was not part of an interview but was inadvertently recorded and screened on ZBC TV during the main news bulletin, she can be clearly heard instructing someone,
“…udza vana sekuru vako, Eliza handidi kumuona pano…face yaChamisa handidi kuiona. Hezvino ndiripano ndingazvisungirira”
(Tell your uncles, I don’t want to see Elizabeth and Chamisa here, or else I will kill myself)
This follows reports that Elizabeth was barred from visiting her husband during his last days in the hospital after she was alleged to have been pushing for Chamisa’s ascendancy. Chamisa was appointed Tsvangirai’s successor, although in an acting capacity for 12 months, the day after Tsvangirai’s death. He was slammed for being power hungry by vice-president Thokozani Khupe who said that he had shown no regard for tradition and culture.
Here is the video:
Tsvangirai’s Mother bans Nelson Chamisa and Tsvangirai’s wife Elizabeth from the funeral and threatens to kill herself if they come pic.twitter.com/xbC3PHzlRc
— Nick mangwana (@nickmangwana) February 17, 2018